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From the first time I saw anime I really couldn't get enough of it, growing up in a world full of adventure and little yellow mice that shoot electric? Holy Shit
Well, over the years I really started to get hooked. Watched almost every anime on this website, and Spent most of my weekends spending 8-12 hours watching it. At first I thought i had a problem, but over time I realized that anime is basically therapeutic for everyone! Looking at different perspectives, understanding the ever so many trials of life, I truly think it has changed me to become a much better and intellectual as well as kinder human being. I honestly can say I don't think I could survive in an age without something so beautiful and artistic as manga and anime.

And i really just made this as a thanks to those who create anime, and my brethren and sisterhood..? Of people that enjoi it. Thanks.
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I don't see you having a problem.
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Anime has had a big impact on my life. I don't think I'm too attached. Nor do I think it's a waste of time- especially when I really don't have anything else to do!
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I remember in my younger days (not trying to sound like an old man because I'm young..) I used to be too attached to Code Geass. I was hooked on that thing like a drug addict and each episode that I'd watch every morning would literally decide my mood for that day(s).

In terms of wasting time, I can see it in a few ways. Even though I've watched tons of anime in my life, I can't say that it's been productive or destructive. The two sides basically canceled each other out. It's funny when someone who watches a lot of TV calls you sad for watching anime when both are pretty much wasting time. I don't want to see watching anime as wasting time, but it's not like I get educated by them or receive some impactful life advice.

In my point of view, I'll never accept that all the anime I've watched was a waste of time because when times were hard in my life, I turned to anime because I always knew I'd be satisfied and given a bunch of both laughs and tears. I don't think it has changed me, but I still include it into my life nevertheless. <3

P.S. I can't stop my immature side from wanting to jump through the screen and meet the actual anime characters haha..
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Yeah, as much as what majority of people say about anime being a "waste" of one's life or time... it is as educational as any other literary texts--it is a form of storytelling.

In Australia, English teachers are starting to use anime/manga to teach students about visual texts.

I'm primarily a Biology teacher, but I studied literature in university and if I ever have the chance to teach an English class, I would definitely use anime/manga for the Visual/Film component.

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Yeah, as much as what majority of people say about anime being a "waste" of one's life or time... it is as educational as any other literary texts--it is a form of storytelling.

In Australia, English teachers are starting to use anime/manga to teach students about visual texts.

I'm primarily a Biology teacher, but I studied literature in university and if I ever have the chance to teach an English class, I would definitely use anime/manga for the Visual/Film component.



That sounds really interesting. Here in the UK, anime/manga is incredibly unknown even to the majority of young people.
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Anime has made impact on my life too. Some shows even inspire me to go out and help out with the community. I wish more people had a open mind to anime because i know they will enjoy.
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anyone trying turning super sayan as a kid?

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I think it's awesome to appreciate some of the works of studio ghibli and other animes. If you think it makes you a better person and helps you think in a positive light it can't be too much of a problem. It inspires me to do art after I watch anime sometimes. It seems like it's been so long since I've tried to do something artistic. I think I need to watch more anime hehe
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Anime teaches morals
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Anime makes you become very creative.
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Anime. Enough said.
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I can say a few years ago, I was pretty much addicted. Then again, I was super young and a total loner. Actually, as many have already said before, it has had an impact on my life. The lessons and morals learned in it made me appreciate who I was and taught me how to cope with different problems in life. I'm now proud enough to say I have awesome friends and am accepted by the majority of the people who I've met. Surprisingly enough, it has made me much less socially awkward than I used to be.
As for watching to much, I think that's just self control. It's okay to watch some and that it happens where you simply do that all day. That is, if it's not everyday. I watch perhaps, 3 episodes at most in my regular days. I think that's enough to suffice my love for it, without going overboard. But hey, to each his own!
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This thread wasn't worth bring back from the dead. I'm locking it.
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